Last night I quietly released version 0.3 of the SwfObj WordPress plugin. The plugin is making steady progress towards an official 1.0 release. I'll touch on the new features, but try to keep this post short so you can enjoy your Memorial Day weekend.
If you use the media toolbar to insert Flash objects into your posts, you will now find a lot more options available for customizing the embedded object. These include width, height, alignment, id, class, allowfullscreen, etc. Any options filled in will be included in the auto-generated shortcode when the object is inserted in the post.
In an effort to keep the library interface clean and practical, the advanced options are tucked away by default. If you want to use them to embed an object, click "Show Advanced Options" and they magically appear. The interface is still a bit cluttered, but its the best I've got for now.
SwfObj's official web page also got an upgraded look. It has two fat download and donate buttons. I also added a "recent news" blurb, so you can quickly see any new posts about the plugin. Pretty exciting. Ok, not really.
There is still more to be done on SwfObj. Not all of the Flash parameters are supported yet. The code could use some polishing. And lots of testing and bug fixing. If anyone has any problems or feature requests, please let me know.
Hopefully I'll get some translations in as well. Any takers?
Updates probably won't be as frequent as the last two releases, though. Most of the major features are in now. Rather than playing with plugins all the time, I think it's time to start doing some actual Flash.